Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter ladies

So winter has decided to make it to Ireland, thankfully not as dramatically as last year - no snow so far - but still chilly enough to make posts about snowboarders a must again. This post is thanks to Snowboard Canada Women.

Canadian Marie-France Roy is on record as saying 'haven't had a real job in five years' but her not-real job involves six Transworld awards and 'multiple' Snowboarder awards for her brave approach to her sport. Twenty-seven now, she's been out on the snow since she was 11 and took a break recently to get over 'burn-out' as SBC reports. Another way to put that could be recovery from breaking a vertebrate in 2010 - yes, and she's out there again this season.

Marie-France told Mpora: "We found this ice wall at the blowhole and I tried to wall ride it and the speed didn’t work so we were just gonna leave and then I said I could just drop from the top over a lil cornice and land on the ice wall. I dropped in and it was pow. The take off looked soft but as soon as I got on it, it was rock hard ice. I was already going a bit too fast but that made me go even faster. I went 45 feet down to an ice flat landing."  Makes you think twice about the photo below doesn't it?

MFR pic Gagnon



Snowcatcher said...

Oh, my gosh! That last photo is spellbinding! That would make terrific wall art!

niamh said...

@Snowcatcher - it's an incredible shot, I'd love to be able to shoot like that *dreaming*